DOUBLE BREAK POINT

New York Times, Sunday, December 6, 2009

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 125 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Like mountains and maps : SCALED
7. "The Lord of the Rings" dwarf : GIMLI
12. Attack helicopter : COBRA
17. 1930s heavyweight champ known as the Ambling Alp : CARNERA
18. Choose not to cook, say : EATOUT
19. Plays at maximum volume : BLARES
20. Deciding the best man is better, perhaps? : CHANGINGGROOMS
22. As yet unactualized : LATENT
23. Where Caleb was sent as a spy : CANAAN
24. Seaside bird : ERN
25. Memento of an old athletic injury? : SPORTSSCAR
27. Suave competitor : PRELL
28. Many a shipment to Detroit : STEEL
30. Air play? : PASS
31. Med. care provider : HMO
32. Nitpicks? : ASSAULTTRIFLES
36. Uses as a source : CITES
38. Like a foreboding sky : GRAY
39. What white flour lacks : BRAN
40. West Bank grp. : PLO
41. Majestic : STATELY
45. Professorial material? : TWEED
47. Bottom line? : FOOTER
50. Sorters' formations : PILES
51. Architect of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao : GEHRY
52. Double or nothing, say? : NEWWAGER
54. Gambler's declaration : IMIN
55. Hymn starter : GLORIA
57. Like many rugs : WOVEN
58. Keats's "___ on Indolence" : ODE
59. Pickett's Charge participant : REB
60. Begging soldiers? : TROOPPLEADERS
62. Co. of which Howard Hughes became the principal shareholder in 1939 : TWA
63. ___ rigueur (literally) : ALA
64. Call before a football game : HEADS
65. Manchester moms : MATERS
66. Handle : GRIP
67. Young scientists who are impossible to work with? : LABBRATS
69. Tips : LISTS
70. View from the Quai d'Orsay : SEINE
71. Sir ___, nephew of King Arthur : GARETH
72. X-ray view : BONES
73. Gave birth to a litter : WHELPED
75. Triumphant cry : YES
76. Kick in the rear, maybe : PROD
77. Senate tie breaker : VEEP
78. Country whose name means "warrior king" : GHANA
81. Things heard after thumbs are hit with hammers? : CARPENTERRANTS
87. Languish : ROT
88. Water carrier : MAIN
90. Maker of "the plow that broke the Plains" : DEERE
91. Prostitute who protected Israelite spies, in Joshua : RAHAB
93. Holder of pet electrons, protons and neutrons? : ATOMICCAGE
97. Windup : END
98. Pro ___ (for one's country) : PATRIA
99. Get by somehow : MANAGE
100. Reductions in rank that aren't entirely bad? : MIXEDDEMOTIONS
103. Key holders : PIANOS
104. Spectacular autumn trees : ASPENS
105. Up : ELEVATE
106. Setting of Van Gogh's "Cafe Terrace at Night" : ARLES
107. Shy : SHORT
108. Adjusts for daylight saving, e.g. : RESETS
1. Large hot spot : SAHARA
2. Heavy lifters : CRANES
3. Archival material : ANNALS
4. They're set for drinking and smoking : LEGALAGES
5. John-Boy Walton's sister : ERIN
6. Brown who wrote "The Lost Symbol" : DAN
7. Earn : GARNER
8. Skater Midori : ITO
9. Farmyard chorus : MOOS
10. Mattress problem : LUMP
11. "Come on in!" : ITSOPEN
12. School cards : CLASSCLOWNS
13. Muesli ingredients : OATS
14. "Mother Courage and Her Children" playwright : BRECHT
15. Call again? : RENAME
16. Minute Maid Park players : ASTROS
17. Letters on old rubles : CCCP
18. Great white ___ : EGRET
19. Lunch orders that are typically sliced in half : BLTS
21. Los Angeles museum, with "the" : GETTY
26. Coll. dorm overseers : RAS
28. Off : SLAY
29. Tolerant of other opinions : LIBERALMINDED
33. It might have an extension: Abbr. : URL
34. James who wrote "A Million Little Pieces" : FREY
35. Boyo : LAD
37. Trace : IOTA
40. Superheroes have them : POWERS
41. Galaxy shape : SPIRAL
42. Delay : TIMELAG
43. "Arabian Nights" opener? : ALIBABA
44. Olympics ideal : TEN
45. Competitors of Wahoos and Tar Heels : TERPS
46. It's most useful when it's cracked : WHIP
47. Peggy Lee's signature song : FEVER
48. Vanity case? : EGOTRIP
49. Médoc, for one : REDWINE
51. Stock in trade : GOODS
52. Stem joints : NODES
53. Brought in : REAPED
55. Hall-of-Famers : GREATS
56. Reluctant : LOATH
57. South Los Angeles district : WATTS
60. 1986 film featuring Chevy Chase as Dusty Bottoms : THREEAMIGOS
61. Affluence : EASE
66. Cream alternative : GEL
68. ___ Mawr College : BRYN
69. Ankh's top : LOOP
70. Becomes layered while settling : SEPARATES
72. Shaker's sound : BRR
73. "___ here!" : WERE
74. "Away From ___" (Julie Christie film) : HER
76. Headwear also known as jipijapas : PANAMAS
77. Colorado's Mesa ___ : VERDE
78. Rocking chair storyteller : GRAMPA
79. Empty words : HOTAIR
80. Keyless : ATONAL
81. Pres. title : CIC
82. "You ___ bother" : NEEDNT
83. Looks after : TENDS
84. Best guide around town, probably : NATIVE
85. Dewlap's place : THROAT
86. They're all good : SAINTS
89. Bullets, in Texas hold'em : ACES
92. Dishonorable : BASE
94. Horsehair source : MANE
95. "Intolerance" actress Lillian : GISH
96. Fair : EXPO
98. Subway car feature : POLE
101. Suffix with slogan : EER
102. France's Belle-Île-en-___ : MER

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